'We're all sick to death of fear'

'We're all sick to death of fear'

FEAR. It’s almost the only thing that I help my clients with. Of course, I help them get clear about their values, what makes them tick. I help them create an inspiring vision for their career and life stage. I help them widen horizons, explore possibilities, test options and develop action plans that deliver the results they dreamed of. BUT, what I really do is enable them to bust through their own fears. Once they’ve done that, the other stuff is easy.

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It's 'about time'...

It's 'about time'...

In this video, I'm talking about time - because, in my experience, it really relates to the satisfaction and dissatisfaction that we feel in our work, life and career. It's really important to me that I feel I'm doing something satisfying and enjoyable with my life. In the video, I share some of my personal experiences around this and share some questions to get you thinking about what it means for you.

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What work life balance?

What work life balance?

What I now know in practise in a way I used to know only in theory, is that work life balance is a choice. It doesn’t feel like a choice when you face a to-do list as long as your arm and are perhaps in overdrive. When your calendar is booked up for weeks ahead and you are the lynch pin to the many responsibilities you have on your plate right now. However, it is a choice and you have the power to slow down and create more time for you and the things you are currently missing out on, the moment you choose to.

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I used to love my career...

I used to love my career...

In the first stage of my career I started and grew a creative business. I ran it for fifteen years. For most of those years I was passionate about and committed to my work and business. I enjoyed the many challenges, got a buzz out of pushing beyond my limits on a regular basis. I thrived on developing specialist knowledge and expertise. I felt empowered by the responsibility and the status this work afforded me.

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What is burnout?

What is burnout?

A lot of my clients arrive at my door feeling tired, jaded, over-burdened or worse. They are suffering burnout. It’s understandable. They are passionate, capable people who have been working hard for decades, delivering value for their employers, colleagues, businesses and clients, and doing their very best for their families, friends and the communities they are part of.

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Characteristics of overdrive

Characteristics of overdrive

Overdrive is a habit of relentlessly pushing oneself towards goal posts that move further away, usually across most aspects of life. There’s always a new achievement to reach for. Good enough isn’t a thing for someone stuck in overdrive. It has got to be the best. Rarely, if ever, do over-drivers own their successes and achievements. They’re usually too busy focusing on what’s still to do, what’s next, and on the aspects where their performance fell short.

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The difference between outward perception and inner emotions

The difference between outward perception and inner emotions

We’d travelled from all corners of the UK and further to attend. In the very safe context created by the organisers we shared our inner experience of life. The purpose was to get free from habitual limiting thoughts and beliefs holding us back from our potential. Working with this diverse group of people, I realised that, however we looked on the outside, on the inside we all faced variations of the same human challenges.

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